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Nova et accvratissima totivs terrarvm orbis tabvla by Joan Blaeu, 1664

From Melbourne to the stars: 5 great maps from our collection

May 23, 2017

Our stories:

We have well over 110,000 maps in our collection— enough to carpet metropolitan Melbourne. Here are five highlights.

Meek’s Atlas: The story of a 155 year old oversized map

Meek’s Atlas: The story of a 155 year old oversized map

May 17, 2017

Our stories:

In late 2015, thirteen uncatalogued oversized maps and charts held in the Library’s Maps Collection were prioritised for treatment during a routine collection survey. Further investigation revealed two significant 1862 photolithographs of the 1861 oversized pen-and-ink drawing Meek’s Atlas of the British Colonies in Continental and Insular Australia.

550+ aerial photographs go online

550+ aerial photographs go online

May 17, 2016

News:

These photographs, covering mostly regional Victoria from Albury to Willaura, are part of the State Aerial Survey that was produced by the Department of Crown Lands & Survey between 1945-1965. They are mosaics, which means multiple photographs were joined together to form one large overall image.

The map that changed the world

The map that changed the world

November 17, 2015

People & professions, Such was life:

This year marks the bicentenary of the publication of the first geological map of England and Wales, laying the foundations for geological surveys across the world.

570 Ballarat mining maps go online

570 Ballarat mining maps go online

May 5, 2015

News:

570 Ballarat mining maps, dated between 1870–1890 (approx), are now available to search and view online using our catalogue.

Using maps for family history research

Using maps for family history research

February 20, 2014

Family matters:

Family Matters is pleased to welcome our February guest blogger, Blair Gatehouse, Digital Resources Graduate.   While maps may not be the first resource that spring to mind when investigating your… Read More ›

Bird’s-eye views of Melbourne

Bird’s-eye views of Melbourne

November 26, 2013

Cities & towns, Such was life:

The bird’s-eye view is a representation of a city from above and was popular during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It can be an aerial photograph or a… Read More ›

The streets of Melbourne – by numbers

The streets of Melbourne – by numbers

February 6, 2013

Buildings & streets, Such was life:

  In 1887, Melbourne City Council ordered the renumbering of properties across the city to make houses and businesses easier to find.

A marvellous mercantile map of Melbourne

A marvellous mercantile map of Melbourne

November 19, 2012

Cities & towns, Such was life:

The most complete popular & mercantile map of Melbourne, Victoria was produced by Frederick Proeschel in the early 1850s. Proeschel describes the map as ‘giving most useful information as to… Read More ›

National Trust historian blogs for Heritage Week

April 18, 2011

Family history events, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

National Trust researchers have found the State Library of Victoria to be an invaluable repository over the years. During Heritage Week, I am happy to share my tips on how… Read More ›